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leak in history. prosecutors made their closing arguments on thursday and the defense followed on friday. he is the first-ever defendant to face and aiding the enemy charge for leaking more than 700,000 documents to wikileaks and other news agencies, and could case -- said a major precedent. the judge in the case is now deliberating over the 21 charges manning faces and has not said when she will rule. many of manning's supporters are dismissal of a possible guilty finding and to reduce the whistleblower sentence. on friday, whistleblowers block the gates of fort mcnair in washington, where offices are located. is not whether or not he was naive. >> the idea that he is being punished for coming out against war crimes and cruelty by his fellow servicemen is really disturbing. >> over the weekend, protesters around the world also held rallies to mark in international day of action calling for manning's release. for more, we are joined from fort meade, via video stream, with alexa o'brien. she is in her car outside the courtroom. she was the first to make transcripts of the procee
of the big activities was the defense spending bill. what is the headlines coming out of that discussion? guest: the headline has to do with the national security agency. it was a very close vote. it shows how divided the house -200epresentatives, 217 five, to keep allowing the nsa to collect telephone records. host: explain it to those that are not following it closely. many: i don't imagine too people do not understand it. this is the national security agency that was found to be collecting phone calls. they are randomly collecting phone calls under court orders from a secret court. certainly a lot of people do not want to be listened to. this was all covered by edward snowden, now sitting in the moscow airport. to stop a vote to try this practice, which was authorized by congress as part of the patriot act after 9/11. host: the amendment did not survive? guest: it did not survive. it does not explain how that would happen. host: who supported this amendment and who opposed it? we saw a lot of things that you probably did not see before. we have liberal democrats who did not like the g
of defense and the secretaries of all of the armed forces groups, got together to honor the veterans of the korean war. it was a sight to see so many korean veterans from so many different parts of the country. and they were reminded by our president that we had been labeled as those who participated in what was referred to as the forgotten war. because most all of the world knew about the importance of america being involved in saving emocracy in world war ii and vietnam. good or bad, people knew people that went there. but somehow in the middle of that, no one really missed us or knew where korea was or didn't appear that there was too much concern. d when we did return, unlike the vietnam veterans who really unfairly had been treated so unkind, fortunately for us, we were never missed except by our family and friends, people never they here we were and to us. weren't as kind veterans turned out from all over. comrades that were part of the 20 countries that were part of the united nations. and when north koreans invaded south korea, those of us who were called to go to south korea
. >> laura: joining us now from w. reaction two criminal defense attorneys from new york stacy snyder and from davey, florida, regina tombinascus. it's great to see both of you. that got everybody talking yesterday that's for sure this juror speaking out. regina, let's talk with you. we heard from that other juror b-37 who she thought both men could have stepped back. that both were responsible but that she believed that zimmerman had a right to defend himself. now this juror comes forward and says zimmerman got away with, quote: murder, but then goes on to say we reached the right verdict. can you say get away with murder and reached the right verdict? >> yes, you can actually, because there is no question that trayvon was killed by george zimmerman. the issue was whether or not it was self-defense or not. and these jurors had that question posed to them. they had the law. fanned they thought there was nord reasonable doubt there this was murder they should have spoken up in the jury room. not weeks later after media attacks their. system we agree to live by. >> laura: i don't like t
>> shepard: the news begins anew. the defense it set to make the case for "whitey" bulger, charged with 19 brutal murders. the trial has already seen explosive testimony. screaming matches. lots of f bombs, and now there's a chance that "whitey" bulger himself may take the stand. also, we're hearing soon we'll get a verdict in the biggest leak of classified information this country has ever seen. a controversial case that could put army private bradley manning in prison for the rest of his life. we'll break down with the judge, judge andrew napolitano, but a whole water park is shut down now an young swimmer caught a deadly parasite, one that eats away your brain. we'll talk to a doctor about what families need to know on how to prevent it. that's all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. on "studio b." >> shepard: fir from fox at 3:00 in new york city. the mob trial of "whitey" bulger, and the case moves to the defense now. lawyers for the accused mob boss said, yes, he ran a criminal enterprise for decades. still they say he did not take part in any of the 19 murders wi
working with the prosecution and stonewalling the defense. this is really just a whitewash and it's disappointing, and frankly, makes me furious. filedon's attorneys have a motion saying that they were denied exculpatory evidence. student new lost his life after being handcuffed in a cell for four days without food or water. daniel john had been arrested at a celebration for marijuana culture. he was due to be released, but the dea and his agents forgot about him after placing him in a holding cell. he said he could see -- here's staffers outside of his cell, but no one answered his pleas for help. he drank his own urine in a bid to survive. none of the agents involved will face charges. six activists with a group codepink were arrested inside the senate are building on tuesday for protests calling for the closure of guantanamo bay. three demonstrators are on their long-term hunger strike in solidarity with guantanamo prisoners. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. welcome to our listeners and viewers around the count
killer but also a pedophile. the former prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and some real characters that we're all being introduced to in this trial. dan, you first. i'm wondering about the testimony from the so-called rifleman. how damaging is that do you think to the defense? >> in terms of the actual charges that whitey bulger is facing, it's not that damaging. murder charges are going to be proved. there's overwhelming evidence. however, this case is unusual. it seems like the defense is more focused on stopping the prosecution from proving things that ruin his reputation like he's a rat or kills women or he's a pedophile and in that sense, that means a lot to the defense. in terms of whether he'll be convicted of murder, it probably won't make a difference. rick: what do you think of that point, the defense strategy here? could this be some kind of a preventative strategy before this guy goes to prison? >> definitely. i think they've had the conversation and bulger has told his attorneys, look. i'm going down. i know i'm going to prison but i at least need to be protected. i ca
, let me get to you react to what mark o'mara, the defense attorney for george zimmerman posted a little while ago, while juror b-29 is a model juror. "people may disagree with self-defense laws but a juror's job is not to decide what a law should be, her job is to apply the facts presented at trial to the laws they are instructed about. this is the eence of what we seek in a juror, the at to use one as common sense, apply the law to the facts, agree not to be swayed by sympathy or emotion, no matter how loudly it's argued by the prosecutors and decide a lawful and fair verdict." do you agree that juror b-29 was a, quote, model juror? >> well, i don't know if she was a model juror or not. i certainly think that she approached the process in good faith. i don't think there's any reason to doubt that she did that. but i think jeffrey makes a good point. what is really clear when we hear this juror speak is that she really misunderstood the law. she did not appropriately apply the law to the facts because she didn't understand it. and the reason why she didn't understand it could be because
by political asylum. there is a complete defense for whistle blowers to criminality. think about it. the people who expose the milan massac massacre, should they have been prosecuted. auschwitz, should that person have been prosecuted? >> david, i'd love to get your thoughts on this. the debate over whether or not lives have been harmed is still very a raging debate. a lot of people would argue the other side of that. >> one thing that bradley manning did was he didn't leak documents on a given one of these things, you know, that michael just went through was a major dump that had what some people depending where they sit, good leaks and bad leaks. to me, it's very troubling that he would be prosecuted under the espionage act even though he was let off on the aiding and abetting the enemy, which i thought was ridiculous, is this really espionage. if you look at the washington post, they have a great chart this morning, 20 odd different counts. michael i'm sure is familiar with all of them. only a few espionage. there were others about leaking classified information, violating regulations, thing
, and he acts in self-defense, that's incredible bad luck he found himself in that situation twice. but we'll sleep soundly. >> you would sleep soundly if you did it again? >> if he's acting legally in self-defense again, absolutely. >> and at what point does he have to take responsibility for pursuing, some would sigh stalking unarmed teenagers who are walking home? >> again, two different levels of government review have found no fault with mr. zimmerman's actions. >> i'm asking you if you do. if you think at any point he has any responsibility for his own actions? in other words, if you're going to arm this guy again, give him a gun that he's recently used to shoot an unarmed teenager. if you're going to arm him again, and that's what you've actively done. you've raised $12,000 to arm him with guns, ammunitions, security and so on, that's fine. what if he does it again? >> well, i mean, we can go through all the hypotheticals you'd like to go through, what it comes down to is that he's gone through a government review again in the second hypothetical situation that you're raising, then
and today on "studio b," a former military prosecutor, who is now a defense attorney, told me the government has not convicted somebody of aiding the enemy since 1917. >> that was is essentially a case where somebody was disclosing information because they wanted americans to be killed. they wanted the enemy to have this information. and, in this case, i think the government just was not able to prove that pfc manning intentionally disclosed this to the enemy. >> shepard: manning supporters demonstrated outside othe courthouse today they see him as the whistle blower, a hero, not a criminal. so do lawyers who just called him naive with good intentions. manning admits he did give wikileaks more than 700,000 documents. prosecutors claim he knew al qaeda would see that information on that, prosecutors for the government lost completely. catherine herridge is on fox top story in the courthouse in fort mead in maryland. what happened in the courtroom today, catherine. >> late today the a.p. picked up comments from the defense indicating that they really felt today's verdict was a significant win
of top secret files. his defense says that is not true. >> an amazing surveillance video shows at moment a passenger train jumped the tracks. see the video and hear from witnesses all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on studio "b." >> anthony weiner admits that he sent racy messages to more women. as many as three women in total after he quit congress, if have a he apologized and said it was all behind him and after the big spread on the cover of a magazine talking about his wonderful family and an occasion while his wife was pregnant. but the guy who apparently calls himself carlos danger online he wants voters in the big city for mayor. he will not drop out. race. it's all happening the same did a day that the gossip website the dirty published about a it called extreme uncensored images from his graphic text. and they are. don't go there. just don't. the "new york daily news" reports one of the three women is named sidney leathers, she is now 23 years old. they describe her as heavily tattooed high school dropout from southern indiana hell bent becoming famous, that is a
: we are just hours away from a sentencing hearing, on wednesday morning, where defense and prosecutors will argue of over what is an appropriate sentence. the judge could decide to let the charges run concurrently or string them out, and come up with a number of years that manning will serve. erin? >> that number of years so important. thank you very much, chris. >>> republican congressman peter king, a member of the house homeland security committee and the house intelligence committee. good to see you, sir, as always. >> thank you. >> are you happy, dispointed? what word would you use? >> i'm gratified that he was convicted on five counts of espionage, plus the other theft counts. this is a serious, serious crime. and five counts, that should have a very, very significant prison sentence and hopefully it will be deterrent to other people such as bradley manning or edward snowden, that type of individual that blooechls they can disclose national secrets. >> so, the essentisentencinsent this court-martial is going to start tomorrow. he could get up to 136 years. what is the appropriate
for managing park concessionaires so much of model used by the defense department and its base exchanges and recreational facilities and to pursue bonding and revolving loans. i would like to mention fenty the significant impact of sequestration from the budgetary cuts to the national park service and its related bureaus. sequestration was designed to be inflexible damaging and indiscriminate and it is. it is undermining the work we need to do one or many fronts. it's increasing increasing our backlogs and eroding our workforce and differing important work. to conclude the national park service will continue to pursue new and creative ways to address its funding needs and i want to thank our many partners who are here who have come to us with these ideas and i appreciate the support of congress to resolve this extraordinary challenge. thank you. >> director jarvis thank you very much. because of the numbers of senators here i'm just going to ask one question of director jarvis to get us started and recognize my colleagues. director jarvis or decades the park service has recommended expan
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to the crime, but the defense says that the prosecution actually asked for the delay simply to buy time. listen to them. >> claimed complete with videotapes and presented a dramatic reenacted. of the decedent's death. four weeks later the first assistant says the commonwealth isn't even ready to show the court that it can meet the probable cause standard to hold mr. hernandez. >> prosecutors countered saying they have video evidence. they have witnesses who fingered those that were involved with the crime. >> shep: this double-murder case. we have heard about the case but may be presenting something to grand jury. that is news. >> that is brand-new. double-murder case is july of last year, two men found shot inside their car. what they are saying suv pulled up, opened fire on these two men and sped away. the suv prosecutors are now saying was actually rented in aaron hernandez's name. it was later found on his uncle's property in connecticut which is why they want the grand jury now to seek another indictment. prosecutors say the reason hernandez killed lloyd lloyd last month is that he knew ab
for the spending bill. stop terrorists. however despite it failing, the overall nearly $600 million defense spending bill did pass. >>> four f-16 fighter jets will not be heading to egypt yet. the pentagon is delaying it as the administration continues after they overthrew president morsi. >>> pope francis, today, meets the poor in rio de janeiro. police are expected to be out in force during this visit. 20% of rio's residents live there. the pope is said to have specifically asked to see one in person during this trip to brazil. >>> tropical storm dorey is the fourth named storm. forecasters are keeping a close watch on it. indra petersons is one of the forecasters. what is the storm headed our way? >> good morning. it's interesting because it's early in the season. there are a lot of things to inhibit its growth. it's a strong, tropical storm. it is trying so hard to hold together. winds moving at 16 miles per hour. it's moving quickly to the west/northwest at 17 miles per hour. let's talk about what is ahead of it in its path. all of this dry air. we are watching all of this. anything up
in the korean war. we expect that defense secretary chuck hagel is also going to be attending and participating in this. you are listening to "taps." honoring those that served in the war and the president will go ahead and lay a wreath. that wreath laying ceremony. listen. ♪ we will go back when he hear the president making those remarks. a touching moment there. >> beautiful to hear that. >>> let's talk about edward snowden. new developments in the case of the nsa leaker. edward snowden will not face the death penalty. he won't be tortured. that is about all the u.s. is promising, however, as it is going to try to persuade russia to hand over the notorious nsa leaker. we heard from attorney general eric holder. he wrote a letter saying earlier in the week the charges he faces do not carry that possibility. the united states would not seek the death penalty even if mr. snowden were charged with additional death penalty eligible crimes. >> jill dougherties that latest in the efforts to get snowden back to the united states. >> family, home in paradise. i lived in great comfort. >> reporter: t
not require intent. and she never addresses self-defense. that was such a focal point in the case, not only for the defense, also for the prosecution. they had the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt there was not self-defense. >> lisa, what do you think? >> i think there's no question that george zimmerman shot trayvon martin intention ally. he according to his own statements pulled out the gun and shot the gun intentionally. it's so disturbing to hear a juror speak after the fact that perhaps she should have held out when she had every opportunity in the jury room to voice how she felt and stand her ground and ultimately she chose not to. >> she's chose not to. mash, go ahead. when you heard this woman explain her rational, what did you think? >> the parties that i'm extracting from it i want to compliment about. trials are not moral try b-- tribunals in the united states. it happens every day in american jurisprudence. people may be everything from child molesters to murderers and robbers and everything in between but you have to apply the fact, you have to apply the evidence to th
of eisenhower, bush. i mean, we are a party of national defense. we're a party who did so much to protect the country over the last 12 years. >> where's the real republican party? which one of those? where's the real republican party? >> i think we're going to find that out over the next three years. i want the republican party to be a party of strong national defense and a party who, for instance, can reach out to labor unions, construction unions, police officers, firefighters -- these are people who are socially conservative and want to agree with us, and so many people in our party drive them away. to me, the overriding concern has to be national defense, national security, and not be apologizing for america. when you have rand paul actually comparing snowden to martin luther king or henry david thoreau, this is madness, this is the anti-war democrats in the 1960s that destroyed their party for almost 15 years. i don't want that happening to our party. >> there have been two statements made by republicans. one is that, if congress does not pass some kind of major immigration reform, i
furloughed. who's going to man veterans hospitals? who's going to make sure defense work gets done? who's going to take care of indian reservation health care and schools? i mean that's -- those are federal responsibilities and shutting down the government for a goal that you can't achieve that way is just counterproductive. >> what do you think of the reporting that we're getting saying that republicans intend on using the august recess to pressure reluctant lawmakers on this strategy? i mean i guess as a republican, how devastating, how destructive in this infighting for the party on the whole? >> oh, i never mind debates. look, i think that's part of what politics is about and people advance ideas. again, remember, this is a difference over tab tix, not objectives. none of us are supporting obama care. in that sense i think we take our eye off the ball and if you again adopt a strategy that can't work -- this one just simply will not work -- you falsely raise the hoech your own supporters that it might succeed and you're going to be pretty devastated when you fail. so again this is j
in defense of the united states and sworn to do and respect certain things. i think it's very appropriate that the trial was handled in the military court system. >> rose: you seem to have some sympathy-- not sympathy, but you seem to have some understanding-- he's a troubled young man, you said about bradley manning. what do you think about edward snowden? >> i also think this is a troubled young man who kind of embraced an absolute commitment to transparency. he's made some very bad decisions. i don't know that he fully understands how much harm he has done. but, charlie, let me explain why i think these two cases-- manning and snowden-- are so very important. i mean, these two young men are representatives of a generation that the american security services-- c.i.a., n.s.a., and others-- that's generation from which we are now recruiting most of our talent and particularly our cybir talent. now, i understand the folks in that generation have a different-- a different balance point between secrecy and transparency than our generation did, charlie. but this generation has to be shown tha
whitey bulger. the defense will open its case on monday. jim armstrong has the story. >> reporter: the government ended its case on two powerful witnesses, one, what was known as massive money laundering and the other an irs agent who arrested him. he co--owned a bank account with his brother that was used to collect on big south boston debt long after whitey went on the run. after that jurors got to see everything pulled out of bulger's apartment turned hideout in santa monica california. more than $822,000 in cash hidden in walls alongside 30 pistols, rifles and other weapons. the witness testified he screamed and swore when arrested but eventually calmed down and told katherine to say, yes and, they're going get it. he used his real name joking quote, this is the first time i've signed this name in a long time. when agent gary hola asked if he would have ever used this arsenal to engage in a shoot-out with police, he said no because a stray bullet might hit someone. it was a powerful day of testimony and images but some are not confident of a conviction
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. >> bill: yeah, that was about whether the united states should have a robust defense overseas and intervene in places. >> exactly. >> bill: cleaned up like afghanistan. so christie is for that that's a traditional republican tradition where is paul is against it. so, some might say though this is healthy, to have this in the republican party to kind of shake it out because they are going to have a fight on their hands to defeat hillary clinton in 2006. -- 2016. >> that's right. if hillary clinton runs she will be associated with these obama policies that have given some -- a number, in fact, in the democratic party real pause. so, what's interesting about this is this is a problem that both parties are having simultaneously. i think the republicans probably need to have this out. and decide what kind of a party they want to be. >> bill: that's right. >> it looks like they are well on heir way to doing that. >> bill: brit, thank you. as the factor moves along this evening. we will report on a new bill to stop paying accused terrorist nidal hasan. jeanine pirro has some thoughts
to inexpect your glove compartment. >> zimmerman hasn't been in contact with his defense team. david mattingly covered the trial. what was george zimmerman doing in texas? >> we talked to people closest to him and they are not saying at all. they are pointing out security reasons for that. we got a statement from his family a short time ago and it reads our family received death threats on a daily basis. we continue to take our security and privacy very seriously and go to great lengths to ensure our safety and that includes not talking to people about where george zimmerman is. we also received a tweet from his defense team talking about this saying we won't make comments about zimmerman's whereabouts. zimmerman himself was somewhat vague today in talking to the police officer. you can hear some of that exchange on the police video. the officer asked him where he was headed to and zimmerman would not give him a firm answer. security clearly on everyone's mind here for george zimmerman's whereabouts. >> a lot of people obviously as you say might be shocked to know george zimmerman is traveling
them down. >> joining me now, b.e.t. columnist and cnbc contributor keith boykin and criminal defense attorney john burris. keith, i want to start with you. let's play part of that interview that everybody's talking about today. here's some of that. >> george zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from god. and at the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with. the law couldn't prove it. we just have to believe in the lord, that he's -- if he has to pay, he will pay. >> now, of course, you have to make a point that juror b-29 and her other jurors found george zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder. that said, were you surprised to see her come forward and make such an admission? >> i was surprised to see her come forward. i was surprised to see her show her face and to give out part of a name. it seems to me she clearly did not understand the law. i don't know if that was the fault of the judge or the fault of the prosecutor in terms of explaining the law to her. but the jury instructions specifically said in order to pr
to go with this last line of defense of just before somebody gets on that aircraft, are we going to start screening them, and there's always a chance they're going to miss something. i think we should be investing more in who's buying the tickets, who were the bad folks out there and let's invest more on the intelligence side rather than the last second trying to catch 'em side. >> there is this pre-check thing. are you involved with that? >> yes. >> i have that. i don't know how i got it but i'm pre-checked so i don't have to take my shoes off and i don't have to take stuff out of my bag and all that. i don't know why i don't have to. i don't understand why, how that works or why i'm less of a danger than anybody else because i feel dangerous. >> well you must be a favorite of tsa already, shep. >> i'm sure i am, very supportive. >> tsa is going to roll out a program in the fall about tsa act t simplifies things tremendously. the line you're going in is shorter, you don't have to take off your shoes, moves more efficiently so definitely try and get in there if you can. >> it's a
information to the website wikileaks. the founder julian assange came to his defense. >> it will mean the end of national security journalism in the united states as we know it if it is left to stand. >> he is talking about getting behind an appeal of this. prosecutors will be presenting evidence today on just how much damage manning's leaks caused the u.s. government. that could play into how much time he'll serve. we will have more on this story coming up a little later in this hour. for his small business. take these bags to room 12 please. [ garth ] bjorn's small business earns double miles on every purchase every day. produce delivery. [ bjorn ] just put it on my spark card. [ garth ] why settle for less? ahh, oh! [ garth ] great businesses deserve unlimited rewards. here's your wake up call. [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one and earn unlimited rewards. choose double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase every day. what's in your wallet? [ crows ] now where's the snooze button? to take skincare to the next level you're ready for roc® new roc® multi corre
enrollment fees the house armed services committee, of which i'm a member, and other defense committees have declined to grant the authority for these fee increases. my amendment would do nothing more than ensure that the fund in this fact are not made available to implement any new enrollment fees in the tricare for life program. year after year we hear from the defense department that health care costs of our soldiers and veterans are spiraling out of control and tricare is crippling the d.o.d. with its rising costs yet for the past two dwhreerks pentagon has found a way to reprogram hundreds of millions of dollars from defense health accounts to higher priorities. these reprogramming actions totaled $70 million last career in 2012, and $500 million in the -- in the prior year in 2011. explained that the surplus was due to uncertainty about medical installation and health care use and the impact of continual benefit changes and efficiency initiatives. if there is uncertainty about costs, the assertion cannot be made that added fees are necessary for even our most senior veterans. d.o.d.'s
in sports. lance armstrong now says the postal service should have known he was doping. that's his defense to a $120 million federal whistle-blower lawsuit. the u.s. postal service says he and others defrauded the government with the use of performance-enhancing drugs. armstrong's image, as you know, has taken a huge beating. he explained just a few days ago. >> the reaction and fallout was more than i expected, but that's life. i'm a big boy. >>> batting average reporters join us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> you guys broke this story. i mean, seriously, lance armstrong is blaming the u.s. post office for his own doping? >> it's a legal defense with a lot of chutzpa. basically my fraud was all over the news and there were rumors of it. so it's a very interesting defense. >> but vanessa, he denied doping. >> and in this country, a lot of people believed his denials, of course, for so long. it's interesting that his lawrence are -- that they renewed sponsorship at a time when there were allegations about doping. most of them were covered in europe, but didn't really make their way
as well as the defense team. what was perhaps getting a head line is the amount of discovery, the evidence the government has at this point as it is building its case for trial and discussion of wiretaps. wiretaps were crucial in the conviction of raj rajaratnam from galion and the insider-trading case. in this case wiretaps, no mention of richard lee, vaughn man who is cooperating with the government, who came from another hedge fund, quoted in the indictment as being part of an insider-trading circle, the hedge fund from which he came, denied there is an insider trading circle at their office but the bottom line is we are in the beginning of building the case and the government has to put up or for lack of a better term shut up and what they put up will include those wiretaps. we did get a quick chance to ambush the attorneys as they came out to see if they would explain why stephen cohen has not been charged, how he feels about that, the spirits of the people at sac because that is a term that will be doing business civitan with a lot of people withdrawing money. >> are the spirits of t
a case that they are going to go forward with and it is going to be very difficult for the defense to counter that. of course, the way the defense always corrects that is to say hey, listen, you got a deal. you are really the bad guy. you made a deal in order to exculpate yourself from some kind of criminal responsibility, criminal liability. this case is very early now. this is moving very quickly. there is going to be a lot of procedural process that happens. this grand jury indictment probably is going to move the case right to trial. but i wouldn't expect to see a trial in this case for many months to come. >> ortiz is particularly interesting in this case because he is the co-defendant that's come forward and said that another co-defendant involved actually told him hernandez is the individual that actually shot the gun and killed odin llyod. his testimony will be particularly crucial in this case. you could see him coming forward and testifying in the hearing. hearsay is allowed. >> we will have to wait ask see what happens. thank you. we will discuss other legal cases later
to the united states of america. >> and we have just learned that the amendment to the defense authorization bill proposed by republican congressman justin amash of michigan that would have essentially defunded the nsa and its surveillance program. programs that snowden had revealed, it just failed to pass the house of representatives, 217 to 205. shepard? >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. the former football great accused of murder returned to court today as we track multiple new developments in his case. prosecutors say the former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez gunned down a friend of his last month. he has already pleaded not guilty. and just minutes before today's court appearance, the patriot's coach bill belichick made his first public comments on this case. he expressed sympathy for the family of the man who died. and belichick talked about the moment he first heard about it all. >> i and other members of the organization were shocked and disappointed in what we had learned. having someone in your organization that's involved in a murder investigati
this morning. yesterday was not a good day for his defense team. the probable cause hearing was postponed and the request for bail denied. susan candiotti has the story. >> reporter: the red-rorng jail jumpsuit is gone. for his third court appearance, football star aaron hernandez again wearing street clothes. a blazer and open-collared shirt, his tattoos no longer quite so visible. as expected, prosecutors want to delay for putting on more evidence relating to the murder charges against him. while a grand jury considers indictments that would move his case to a higher court. his defense team unhappy with the delays. >> given the facts of the case as we know them, we are confident that aaron is going to be exonerated and that -- when witnesses have to testify, that a jury of aaron's peers will find she not guilty. in fact, had no part in the killing of odin lloyd. >> what do you expect them to say at this point? >> reporter: that's not all. a separate grand jurly good boston is examining mounting evidence that may link the former football player to an unsolved double murder drive-by shoot
and not letting enough money be left over for national defense. so i think it's precisely those people that are making us weak in defense. i didn't start this one, and i don't plan on starting things by criticizing other republicans. but if they want to make me the target, they will get it back in spades. >> one makes me think of a high school student council election, gimme gimme gimme. republican king of new york issued a stark warning to the party on cnn's state of the union. here he is. >> when you have rand paul actually comparing snowden to martin luther king or henry david thoreau, this is madness. this is the anti-war left wing democrats of the 1960s that nominated george mcgovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. i don't want that happening to our party. >> love this fight. joining me now are two msnbc political analysts. neither strong republicans from what i can tell. david corn with mother jones and jonathan alter who comes from an old line democratic family. the a beautifully written book by john alter, "obama and his enemies." it is a fair fight because they'
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